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Explore our gardens and get lost in paradise.

Located along the western shoreline of Lake Michigan is a 50 acre private botanical garden.  The Christopher Farm & Gardens is approximately 500 acres, the gem being the many themed gardens connected by a network of walking paths.  You will find more information about each garden by clicking on the links to the left.

Download a PDF Map of The Christopher Farm & Gardens

Garden Facts:

  • Zone 5b – Plants can survive an average extreme low temperature of -10 to -15°F
  • Soil on The Farm has a high clay content
  • Gardens drained to Lake Michigan by an engineered rock swale system
  • 17 themed gardens & orchards
  • Maintained by 20 gardeners during peak seasonal months of May - September
  • 400 yards of compost generated each year for use in our gardens
  • 80 plus raised vegetable beds
  • 4 Japanese Koi Fish Ponds
  • 300,000 Spring daffodil, tulip, crocus & hyacinth bulbs
  • 325 varieties of hostas throughout the gardens
  • 5 miles of walking paths
  • Monarch Waystation
  • 16 gauge amusement park train
  • 3 Retention ponds
  • 6,000 feet of Lake Michigan beach